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Microsoft Desktop 8000

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kreij, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 6, 2007
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    Ok, I bought a MS Desktop 8000.
    I really like the fact that the keyboard is wireless and rechargable as well as the mouse.
    It takes a bit of getting use to as the keys are rather flat in comparison to regular keyboards, and it does not have a numeric keypad (which I miss for setting fan speeds in ATITool).
    The keyboard is backlit, but only when you are using it so it saves battery life. Kind of neat that the lights come on when your hands get close to the keyboard.
    The ESC and "F" keys are not actual keys but capacitive so that you just touch the locations or them. This too, take a bit of getting used to as you can accidentally move your hand and hit them.
    Overall, not a bad keyboard/mouse combo, and you can use it to recharge any bluetooth devices.
    For anyone who has looked at this, it is not a good gaming combo, but then they do not claim it is.

    The combo is rather expensive at about $250, but hey ... I'm not a starving college student and like to check out new stuff.
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  2. lemonadesoda


    Aug 30, 2006
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    For my tastes, the 8000 is button overkill. Way too many extra buttons, and while trying to be ergonomic with the keyboard split in the middle, I think it looks terrible. I have to admit the iMac aluminium looks much better.

    and thankfully iMac keyboards no longer have the "apple" logo on the CMD button. Less is more. Except for the new "Vista" keyboards that DONT get accreditation UNLESS they have a windows logo on it.

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